WATER FOR EAST
Despite the government (Water Board) spending millions of rupees and building major water projects in East using International loans people in the East are unable to get piped water connections due to the inability to pay the Rs.5600 charge asked by Water Board from Samurdhi families. (over 80% are Samurdhi families in the proposed area). They still continue to use poor quality water which is affected by the surrounding lagoons
This project will be implemented by Give2Lanka partner PALM Community Development Services Gte (Palm East)which is a nongovernmental community development organization set up in East in 2005 , which is the sister organization of PALM Foundation Nuwera Eliya . Palm Nuwera Eliya was initiated by a Dutch Volunteer Ms Natasha Scenama in 1987. She left behind a management style where the team of staff manage and make all operational decisions. Palm East will do this project in partnership with Water Board and monitored by Give2Lanka . Give2Lanka Chairman is also a Director of Palm Foundation . Palm has experience in providing 11300 families with water in Batticaloa, Ampari and Trincomalee from grants funds, from crowd funding and from loans.
The proposed WSHP Project proposal will focus on Thurukkovil is 35 km from Ampara town and adjoining Pottuvil where Arugam Bay is. This proposal is to link 25 Samurdhi families in Vinnayagapuram,Thambiluvil in Thirukovil division in Ampra with water.
Palm will do the co-ordination with water board, will fill the 7 documents required by the board for each family, will assist in drain cutting to lay pipe connections where required and will train people in hygiene. This task can be completed within 3 months. Families organize a function to commence the scheme.
Please join us to assist these families to have clean water by donating Rs.6200 for a single water connection or for more which includes overheads and a payment to water board of Rs.5600. Thus the total funds required are Rs.155,000. The bank details are as follows:
Give2Lanka (Gte) Ltd
A/C No 147010080964
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